Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon

About Joe Maddon

Joseph John Maddon (born February 8, 1954) is the Major League Baseball manager for the Tampa Bay Rays. He previously served as interim manager of the Anaheim Angels in both 1996 and 1999. He was also a long-time bench coach for the team. The son of an Italian dad, Joe (who shortened the family name from Maddonini), and a Polish mom, Albina (Beanie), Maddon grew up in an apartment over his dad's plumbing shop. His father, Joe Sr. passed away in 2002, six months before the Angels won the World Series with Maddon as bench coach. His mother, Beanie, 78, is still a waitress at the Third Base Luncheonette restaurant in Hazleton, PA, a family business so named by his Aunt Ted in 1947 because 'Third Base is the next closest place to Home.' Maddon attended Lafayette College, where he played baseball and football. He is a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Lafayette College on September 2, 2010.